Dance Club

The Newman College Dance Club had an eventful and successful year in 2022-2023, as detailed in their program report. This write-up will explore the various activities and achievements of the club, showcasing how it has become an essential part of college life, fostering talent, creativity, and camaraderie among students.

Inauguration and Competitions

The year kicked off with the Dance Club Inauguration at the Newman College Auditorium on 26/07/2022. Graced by the Kudukku movie team, the event set a high bar for the rest of the year. Following the inauguration, the club organized several competitions:

  1. Thiruvathira Kali Competition (02/09/2022): An inter-departmental event held during the Onam celebration, aiming to preserve the traditional dance form of Thiruvathira Kali.
  2. Split Dance Competition (19/10/2022): A showcase of talent across departments, where teams performed a 5-minute dance routine on a spot track.
  3. Reels Competition: A modern twist to the club's activities, where participants created 30-minute reels, blending creativity and technical skills in dance.
  4. Flash Mob (07/03/2023): Held on Women's Day, this event was a vibrant display of classical and contemporary dance forms, reflecting the versatility of the dancers.

Each of these events not only provided a stage for students to showcase their talent but also encouraged inter-departmental interaction and camaraderie.

Practice Sessions and Workshops

The club was not just about competition. Regular practice sessions and workshops were integral, focusing on various dance styles like classical, contemporary, hip-hop, and Bollywood. These sessions were instrumental in preparing the members for their performances at college events and festivals, where they received acclaim for their artistic prowess.

Achievements and Impact

The club's efforts bore fruit at the M G University Youth Festival ‘ANEKA 2023’, where they secured the First prize in Kolkali and Third prize in Margamkali. Individual members also excelled in various dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, and Kerala Nadanam, earning A Grades at the university level.

These achievements are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of the club members. More importantly, the activities of the Dance Club have been pivotal in enhancing students' experiences at Newman College. They not only provided a creative outlet but also helped in developing skills like teamwork, leadership, and time management.

In summary, the Newman College Dance Club's activities in the 2022-2023 academic year have significantly contributed to the cultural vibrancy and holistic development of its students. The club has not only celebrated traditional dance forms but also embraced modern styles, reflecting the dynamic nature of dance as an art form. Its success is a shining example of how extracurricular activities can enrich the college experience, fostering not just talent but also essential life skills.